Roslin BioCentre

A biotechnology science park situated a quarter-mile (0.4 km) north of Roslin in Midlothian, the Roslin BioCentre occupies the former site of the Roslin Institute, which moved to a new building at Easter Bush in 2011. The BioCentre was established in 1997 to provide quality accommodation and support facilities for the commercialisation of research from the Roslin Institute, together with other academic spin-out companies.

The BioCentre is owned and run by the Roslin Foundation, with support from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Scottish Enterprise. The Roslin Foundation a charity created to administer the intellectual and other property of the Roslin Institute prior to its incorporation into the University of Edinburgh. Today the BioCentre represents a centre of excellence in life sciences, with a range of commercial tenants.

This was the site of an Animal Breeding Research Station, established by the University of Edinburgh in 1919. In 1947, the British Government established the Poultry Research Centre (PRC) and the Animal Breeding Research Organisation (ABRO) here to help farmers produce more food. This became the Edinburgh Research Station of the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics Research in 1985 and then the Roslin Institute in 1993.

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